Boxing

Vasiliy Lomachenko (left) underwent shoulder surgery following his loss to Teofimo Lopez (right). (Image: Mikey Williams/Top Rank/Getty)

Vasiliy Lomachenko Undergoes Shoulder Surgery After Lopez Loss

On Saturday, Vasiliy Lomachenko lost his lightweight championship belts to Teofimo Lopez by unanimous decision. On Monday, the former champion underwent shoulder surgery that will keep him out of training until early next year. Lomachenko previously had surgery on his right shoulder in 2018. Lomachenko Lost Training Time Due to […]

Tyson Fury (left) says he is done waiting for a third fight with Deontay Wilder (right) and will take on a different opponent in December. (Image: Al Bello/Getty)

Tyson Fury Will Fight Someone in December, Just Not Deontay Wilder

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he’s tired of waiting to fight Deontay Wilder, and will instead look for another fight this December. Fury and Wilder have fought twice. The two battled to a draw in December 2018, before Fury won a rematch by technical knockout on Feb. 22. Fury […]

Oscar De La Hoya announced on Wednesday he was coming out of retirement and wants to fight a top-ranked opponent. (Image: Getty)

Oscar De La Hoya Ends Retirement, Seeks Return to Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya wants back in a boxing ring. The 47-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that he’s ending his retirement, and plans on returning to the sport he dominated in the 1990s and 2000s. De La Hoya insists that his return to boxing won’t be an exhibition like Roy […]

Teofimo Lopez (pictured) will come in as a significant underdog when he fights Vasiliy Lomachenko in a lightweight title unification match. (Image: Al Bello/Getty)

Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez Ready to Unify Lightweight Titles

The world’s two top lightweight boxers will meet in the ring this fall as Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez have agreed to terms on a title unification fight. Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) holds the WBA and WBO titles, while Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) boasts the IBF championship in the division. […]

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are aiming to fight on Dec. 19 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (Image: Getty)

Promoters Targeting December for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder Trilogy Fight

The highly anticipated third fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder could happen earlier than expected, as both camps have confirmed Dec. 19 as a potential date for the bout. According to Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, one of Fury’s promoters, both camps are looking at […]

Tyson Fury (pictured) and Anthony Joshua have agreed to financial terms for a two-fight deal in 2021, though they haven’t signed any contracts yet. (Image: Steve Marcus/Reuters)

Hearn: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua Agree to Two-Fight Deal for 2021

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will get the chance to unify their heavyweight titles in 2021 after they agreed to financial terms on a two-fight deal for next year. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, told ESPN that the fighters have agreed to the monetary aspects of the two-fight series, but that […]

Mike Tyson was reportedly offered a $20 million contract to participate in an exhibition fight with an unnamed opponent. (Image: Getty)

Mike Tyson Offered $20 Million Payday for Bare-Knuckle Fight

The line of former fighters willing to get into the ring with Mike Tyson is increasing, as is the money. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship reportedly offered the 53-year-old a $20 million contract for an exhibition bout. Tyson rejected a similar contract from the promotor, but the new one apparently offers […]

Lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (pictured) could fight fellow champion Teofimo Lopez in September, one of many rescheduled boxing matches being added to the calendar in the months to come. (Image: Rich Schultz/Getty)

Boxing Planning Return as Fights Get Rescheduled for Summer, Fall Dates

Boxing promoters are beginning to plan for the sport’s return, scheduling a number of postponed fights for new dates in the summer and fall in Las Vegas and other locations. Las Vegas stands out as a focal point of these efforts, with Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum having already announced […]

Shakur Stevenson (right) punches Joet Gonzalez (left) in a WBO world featherweight title fight on Nov. 26, 2019. (Image: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Bob Arum, Top Rank Building Card for Boxing’s Return in Las Vegas

Promotor Bob Arum and Top Rank Boxing are finalizing a boxing card for June 9 in Las Vegas, an event that would mark the return of boxing to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Coppinger of The Athletic reported that the main event of the proposed card will […]

Evander Holyfield, right, has been training for a comeback fight, and said it might occur with former nemesis Mike Tyson. (Image: Getty)

Evander Holyfield Comeback Leads to Tyson Fight Rumors (Video)

Could we possibly see Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson III? A week after Tyson put up a video of himself training at 53-years-old, Holyfield posted a video of himself working out for a similar comeback. The 57-year-old, one-time heavyweight champion hasn’t been in a ring since 2011 when he knocked out Brian […]

Boxer Mike Tyson is training for a possible comeback that could lead to an exhibition fight. (Image: Getty)

Mike Tyson Training for Exhibition Comeback, $1 Million Offered

It’s not a full-scale comeback, not yet at least, but former boxer Mike Tyson definitely wants to return to the ring. The 53-year-old recently posted a video of himself working out with trainer Rafael Cordeiro. Cordeiro, whose specialty is mixed martial arts, told ESPN he was put in touch with […]

The Association of Ringside Physicians backed off its recommendation to postpone all combat sports, but still wants organizers to take all necessary precautions. (Image: AP)

Ringside Physicians Say Combat Sports Can Resume with Proper Precautions

The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) now says that combat sports can resume safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that organizers take all necessarily precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved. That’s a reversal from the organization’s previous stance, which was that all combat sports events should be postponed […]